Primary Care. Naturally
Natural Primary Care Allows for the Best of Both Worlds. We use cutting edge treatments as well the most natural and least invasive.
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a patient-centered method of primary care.
It is an art, science, philosophy, and practice focusing on all aspects of health, from prenatal to geriatric care.
The emphasis is on prevention as well as self-care. As a primary care provider, I focus on prevention and chronic issues and problems for which patients have yet to find help.
Utilizing a holistic perspective, patterns can be identified, and the interaction of all physiologic, mental, and emotional issues can be addressed.
Our goal is to understand how when one system is not working well, it causes problems in other body areas.
Prevention is an individualized approach to health and wellness. I support each person in removing obstacles to their health and happiness goals.
This may include education, identification, and elimination of beliefs or inspiration to implement a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and provide strategies and tools for stress reduction.
Prevention includes wellness exams, pap smears, clinical breast exams, and annual labs.
When there is a genetic predisposition for a condition, and you are going through a vulnerable period in your life, we focus on risk reduction.
Chronic disease includes such conditions as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Smoking, obesity or being overweight, high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, stress, high blood sugar, a diet low in omega 3 fatty acids, high in trans fatty acids, and alcohol use contribute to chronic disease.
I support individuals in changing their lifestyles and taking charge of their health. These changes will be supplemented on an individual basis.
Together, we will work toward decreasing medications and supplements, using food as medicine, and returning to feeling well.
Primary Care Support for Individuals with Cancer
I support patients who have been diagnosed with cancer by helping them to understand their labs, imaging, and tumor reports, support them during conventional treatment, and help to rebuild the immune system following conventional care.
Support during conventional treatment includes:
- Pre- and post-surgery supplements and homeopathy.
- Emotional support.
- Visualization to create positive outcomes and evidence-based supplement and herbal support that will enhance chemotherapy and radiation.
When conventional treatment is complete, we will work together to understand and heal the underlying cause of the cancer.
Colds, flu, urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, injuries, those unexpected issues that arise can be supported with natural and/or conventional approaches. I am available early in the day on an as needed basis to support you in healing from these acute issues.